- Buick Ownership
- 2018 TourX Essence
I can live with GM cheaping out on this car and random quirks...one thing I require is that I can drive it. The way it is now I can never be sure. That is inexcusable in a new vehicle.1. First off, I have no intention of getting rid of my 2018 Tour-X. The small problems Ive had are far over ruled by the fact that I like the car.
2. That being said, being a car guy, I still check out what is out there. (Just in case ). So far, have not found anything that I like better than my Tour-X or my 2015 Sonata 2.0T Sport Limited. (Even better than my 2018 Sonata 2.0T Limited.) Genesis G70 is overpriced, as is the Kia Stinger.
Checking out the Kia K5 but they use a 1.6T engine. The 2.5T engine will not be available until November or December.
Sooooo, even with the Tour-X faults, I’ll keep my Tour-X until I find something I like better.
New batteries are very fragile these days. It creates efficiency and storage but the lead plates are thin and fragile and can easily break if dropped. A break becomes a short and failure of the battery.Well after the last time the battery died I set up a visit with my local dealer to have them take a look. Well their test said there was no parasitic draw but that one cell was bad. I guess it is possible the first battery was due to lot rot and maybe the second battery was just a dud. I guess time will tell how long this one lasts.
My second didn't last long. Started having the same issues as before and they swapped it out. This one went faster than the first so they guessed it had a bad cell or something from the get go. New one has been ok but I have nothing plugged in anywhere anymore, even if it had no power when shut down. I also got the Trifecta tune so I no longer have a functional ASS, so there is just one draw of power once, then 40 miles of charging. No issues since. I will try to dig up the invoices so I can let you know when batteries were replaced.@Wlepse Any problems with your second battery? How long has it been installed now?
I had my battery replaced under warranty on 4/1/21 (yes, 2 months ago). Yesterday, when I went to start the car.. the engine turned over but didn't start. The second push started it.
This morning, I put the car in service mode before starting it and the DIC battery screen read 10.4 volts. After the second attempt of trying to start the car (only cranked for a second, but did not start), I received a message on the DIC saying "battery saver" mode was activated. After that, the car started and charged solid at 14.6v for an hour.
Looks like this battery is toast, too.